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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

The First Family of Radio

When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, he and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt both used the new medium of radio to reach into American homes like never before. They rallied the nation to combat the Great Depression and fight fascism. The Roosevelts forged an uncommonly personal relationship with the people. This documentary explores how FDR and ER's use of radio revolutionized the way Americans relate to the White House and its occupants.

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    Rising prices on the poorest

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  • 12.08.14

    How Much Will College Cost My Family?

    In 2011 the federal government required colleges and universities to publish “net price calculators” on their web sites. These tools are supposed to help families figure out which colleges they can afford. The calculators take into account family income, number of kids in college, state of residency, and other factors. But they’re often hard to use and time-consuming. Our guest this week has made this process simpler and more accessible.
  • 12.01.14

    Bridging the “Middle Skills” Gap

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    Commentary: Turning the tables on the vocational ed debate

    I’m not arguing that all education should be about acquiring job skills ... I’m saying that good vocational high schools have figured out how to bring college prep into their curriculum. And it’s time that traditional academic high schools brought more vocational education into theirs.

American RadioWorks |
(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

The First Family of Radio

When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, he and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt both used the new medium of radio to reach into American homes like never before. They rallied the nation to combat the Great Depression and fight fascism. The Roosevelts forged an uncommonly personal relationship with the people. This documentary explores how FDR and ER's use of radio revolutionized the way Americans relate to the White House and its occupants.

Recent Posts

  • 12.16.14

    Rising prices on the poorest

    In January 2014 nearly a hundred college presidents gathered at the White House for a summit on the rising cost of college. But data show that those same institutions have been raising their prices fastest for the poorest students than for wealthier ones. This week on the podcast, we talk to a reporter who has been following the rising college cost burden on poor families.
  • 12.08.14

    How Much Will College Cost My Family?

    In 2011 the federal government required colleges and universities to publish “net price calculators” on their web sites. These tools are supposed to help families figure out which colleges they can afford. The calculators take into account family income, number of kids in college, state of residency, and other factors. But they’re often hard to use and time-consuming. Our guest this week has made this process simpler and more accessible.
  • 12.01.14

    Bridging the “Middle Skills” Gap

    There’s a paradox in today’s job market: even though there are millions of people looking for work, employers say they can’t find enough qualified workers. That’s due to an abundance of what economists call “middle skills” jobs – jobs that require specialized training beyond high school, but not a four-year college degree.
  • 12.01.14

    Commentary: Turning the tables on the vocational ed debate

    I’m not arguing that all education should be about acquiring job skills ... I’m saying that good vocational high schools have figured out how to bring college prep into their curriculum. And it’s time that traditional academic high schools brought more vocational education into theirs.

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Total Cost: $2,431,981.54



Senators:

BOXER, BARBARA
Total Cost: $75,183.57
Rank: 62 (out of 638)

FEINSTEIN, DIANNE
Total Cost: $583.75
Rank: 614 (out of 638)

Total spent on senators:
$75,767.32

Representatives:

MILLER, GEORGE
Total Cost: $152,699.34
Rank: 11 (out of 638)

DOOLEY, CALVIN M
Total Cost: $148,857.76
Rank: 12 (out of 638)

WATERS, MAXINE
Total Cost: $148,018.25
Rank: 15 (out of 638)

ROHRABACHER, DANA
Total Cost: $145,463.55
Rank: 17 (out of 638)

BERMAN, HOWARD L
Total Cost: $136,557.96
Rank: 20 (out of 638)

LEE, BARBARA
Total Cost: $110,803.56
Rank: 29 (out of 638)

WAXMAN, HENRY A
Total Cost: $107,860.94
Rank: 33 (out of 638)

LANTOS, TOM
Total Cost: $101,962.24
Rank: 35 (out of 638)

THOMAS, WILLIAM M
Total Cost: $80,566.15
Rank: 57 (out of 638)

THOMPSON, MIKE
Total Cost: $76,760.50
Rank: 61 (out of 638)

DOOLITTLE, JOHN T
Total Cost: $68,181.99
Rank: 77 (out of 638)

ISSA, DARRELL EDWARD
Total Cost: $65,480.09
Rank: 80 (out of 638)

HERGER, WALLY
Total Cost: $64,251.58
Rank: 81 (out of 638)

SANCHEZ, LORETTA
Total Cost: $61,671.96
Rank: 87 (out of 638)

FARR, SAM
Total Cost: $58,720.61
Rank: 97 (out of 638)

WOOLSEY, LYNN C
Total Cost: $56,404.35
Rank: 109 (out of 638)

SANCHEZ, LINDA
Total Cost: $54,623.90
Rank: 114 (out of 638)

ESHOO, ANNA
Total Cost: $45,758.59
Rank: 139 (out of 638)

RADANOVICH, GEORGE
Total Cost: $45,626.56
Rank: 140 (out of 638)

STARK, PETE
Total Cost: $43,757.65
Rank: 147 (out of 638)

MATSUI, ROBERT
Total Cost: $37,055.00
Rank: 173 (out of 638)

CAPPS, LOIS G
Total Cost: $35,683.85
Rank: 182 (out of 638)

CARDOZA, DENNIS
Total Cost: $31,645.93
Rank: 204 (out of 638)

SCHIFF, ADAM
Total Cost: $31,223.42
Rank: 209 (out of 638)

MCKEON, HOWARD P
Total Cost: $30,819.34
Rank: 214 (out of 638)

DAVIS, SUSAN
Total Cost: $29,727.20
Rank: 222 (out of 638)

NAPOLITANO, GRACE
Total Cost: $28,991.06
Rank: 223 (out of 638)

TAUSCHER, ELLEN O
Total Cost: $27,786.80
Rank: 237 (out of 638)

HONDA, MIKE
Total Cost: $26,819.67
Rank: 244 (out of 638)

CUNNINGHAM, RANDY DUKE
Total Cost: $25,572.04
Rank: 254 (out of 638)

BECERRA, XAVIER
Total Cost: $25,067.60
Rank: 259 (out of 638)

DREIER, DAVID
Total Cost: $24,566.43
Rank: 263 (out of 638)

CALVERT, KEN MR
Total Cost: $22,916.19
Rank: 274 (out of 638)

MILLER, GARY
Total Cost: $22,566.00
Rank: 277 (out of 638)

POMBO, RICHARD
Total Cost: $20,534.81
Rank: 298 (out of 638)

COSTA, JIM
Total Cost: $20,307.42
Rank: 300 (out of 638)

SOLIS, HILDA
Total Cost: $18,468.54
Rank: 320 (out of 638)

LUNGREN, DANIEL E
Total Cost: $17,721.11
Rank: 329 (out of 638)

GALLEGLY, ELTON
Total Cost: $10,999.77
Rank: 417 (out of 638)

HARMAN, JANE
Total Cost: $10,837.63
Rank: 421 (out of 638)

DIXON, JULIAN C
Total Cost: $10,377.28
Rank: 425 (out of 638)

NUNES, DEVIN GERALD
Total Cost: $10,092.64
Rank: 433 (out of 638)

PELOSI, NANCY
Total Cost: $9,352.75
Rank: 438 (out of 638)

COX, CHRISTOPHER
Total Cost: $9,275.22
Rank: 440 (out of 638)

ROYBAL-ALLARD, LUCILLE
Total Cost: $8,346.59
Rank: 452 (out of 638)

FILNER, BOB
Total Cost: $7,701.55
Rank: 461 (out of 638)

OSE, DOUG
Total Cost: $7,239.00
Rank: 465 (out of 638)

LEWIS, JERRY
Total Cost: $5,694.87
Rank: 488 (out of 638)

ROYCE, ED
Total Cost: $4,301.68
Rank: 513 (out of 638)

ROGAN, JAMES E
Total Cost: $1,769.58
Rank: 574 (out of 638)

MILLENDER-MCDONALD, JUANITA
Total Cost: $1,769.44
Rank: 575 (out of 638)

BILBRAY, BRIAN PHILLIP
Total Cost: $1,753.00
Rank: 576 (out of 638)

LOFGREN, ZOE
Total Cost: $1,750.92
Rank: 577 (out of 638)

WATSON, DIANE E
Total Cost: $1,584.13
Rank: 580 (out of 638)

BACA, JOE
Total Cost: $859.00
Rank: 603 (out of 638)

HUNTER, DUNCAN
Total Cost: $448.00
Rank: 621 (out of 638)

SHERMAN, BRAD
Total Cost: $340.00
Rank: 626 (out of 638)

KUYKENDALL, STEVEN
Total Cost: $221.23
Rank: 631 (out of 638)

BONO, MARY
Total Cost:
Rank: 632 (out of 638)

Total spent on representatives:
$2,356,214.22

American RadioWorks |
(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

The First Family of Radio

When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, he and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt both used the new medium of radio to reach into American homes like never before. They rallied the nation to combat the Great Depression and fight fascism. The Roosevelts forged an uncommonly personal relationship with the people. This documentary explores how FDR and ER's use of radio revolutionized the way Americans relate to the White House and its occupants.

Recent Posts

  • 12.16.14

    Rising prices on the poorest

    In January 2014 nearly a hundred college presidents gathered at the White House for a summit on the rising cost of college. But data show that those same institutions have been raising their prices fastest for the poorest students than for wealthier ones. This week on the podcast, we talk to a reporter who has been following the rising college cost burden on poor families.
  • 12.08.14

    How Much Will College Cost My Family?

    In 2011 the federal government required colleges and universities to publish “net price calculators” on their web sites. These tools are supposed to help families figure out which colleges they can afford. The calculators take into account family income, number of kids in college, state of residency, and other factors. But they’re often hard to use and time-consuming. Our guest this week has made this process simpler and more accessible.
  • 12.01.14

    Bridging the “Middle Skills” Gap

    There’s a paradox in today’s job market: even though there are millions of people looking for work, employers say they can’t find enough qualified workers. That’s due to an abundance of what economists call “middle skills” jobs – jobs that require specialized training beyond high school, but not a four-year college degree.
  • 12.01.14

    Commentary: Turning the tables on the vocational ed debate

    I’m not arguing that all education should be about acquiring job skills ... I’m saying that good vocational high schools have figured out how to bring college prep into their curriculum. And it’s time that traditional academic high schools brought more vocational education into theirs.